Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bruce Springsteen @ Madison Square Garden, 10/17/07

Just as quickly as Radiohead swooped in last week to remind everyone yet again of their greatness (and raise the bar for other bands making music today), Bruce, for one night at least, brought me back to the voice of my childhood. See, Bruce was THE Rock Star in my house growing up and at 58 he may not be able to move on stage like he used to but he can sure as hell still put on an amazing show.

Last night was the first time I've ever seen Bruce and the E Street Band in concert and I can't think of a better place to see him than the Garden. It's easy to see how he has inspired so many of my favorite bands today . The setlist featured a lot of songs from Magic which certainly suggests the band's confidence in the new material ("Gypsy Biker" is awesome). It's a great album, maybe not 5 star great, but about the only thing that has kept from In Rainbows across the past 8 days. "Badlands" was amazing and no matter how many times you've heard "Born to Run," last night's experience was unforgettable.


Radio Nowhere
The Ties That Bind
Lonesome Day
Gypsy Biker
Reason To Believe
Adam Raised A Cain
She's The One
Livin' In The Future
The Promised Land
Brilliant Disguise
Darlington County
Devil's Arcade
The Rising
Last To Die
Long Walk Home

Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Born To Run
Dancing In The Dark
American Land

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